ISLAMABAD The National Assembly on Friday passed the Budget 2010-11 with consolidated outlay of Rs 3,259 billion, however the PML-N walked out of the House and termed the budget one-sided fiscal policy. Following the passage of the budget as well as the Finance Act 2010 with simple majority, the Government also got approval of supplementary demands for grants amounting to Rs 424.4 billion for the current fiscal 2009-10, while Minister of State for Finance Hina Rabbani Khar also presented the details of supplementary charged expenditures of Rs 39.59 billion in the House. Earlier, Minister for Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh moved the Finance Bill 2010 in the Lower House to give effect to the financial proposals of the Federal Government for the year beginning on the first day of July, 2010 and to amend certain laws (The Finance Bill, 2010). All the amendments proposed by the treasury benches in the Finance Bill were passed while Opposition members opposed various amendments moved by Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, however the Lower House rejected all those amendments which were moved by Opposition members. On the passage of the budget, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in his speech congratulated the treasury as well as opposition benches for the approval of budget and admired the House for a historic quality discussion on the budget. He was of the view that the budget was prepared while focusing on reality and transparency. We will fulfil all promises of this budget, Premier Gilani added. He also announced honorarium salary of one month for the employees of different departments who remained on duty during the budget session. The Federal Budget 2010-11 provides Rs 663 billion for Public Sector Development programme while a tax collection target of 1,667 billion rupees has been fixed for the next financial year. However the estimated budget deficit for the fiscal year is about 700 billion rupees. In the budget, the Government has also taken measures to improve the lives of government employees by giving them a raise of 50 percent to their basic pay, besides providing relief to the pensioners retired after 2001. The finance act also allocated Rs 50 billion for BISP to help deserving people of the country. It also approved reduction in Customs Duty on 29 goods, 1 percent increase in General Sales Tax that do not include food items and imposition of Capital Gains Tax on the sale of shares in stock market. Prior to the passage of Finance Bill 2010, Leader of the Opposition Ch Nisar Ali Khan said that the Opposition had given effective suggestions, which were ignored by the Government. Last budget was approved unanimously and this budget can also be passed unanimously but the Government did not develop consensus while preparing the budget. Almost 61 suggestions of Senate were accepted but the Government ignored the proposals of 140 members of the National Assembly, Leader of the Opposition said. However he congratulated the Prime Minister, the Minister for Finance and other members for the open debate on budget. Terming it a one-sided budget, Nisar said that his party would not vote for the budget. He regretted that PML-Q did not support his party in opposing the amendments. Later PML-N staged a walkout from the House. Central leader of PML-Q Riaz Hussain Pirzada, however, said that PML-Q had taken the decision to support the budget in the best interest of democracy. He also congratulated the Prime Minister, the Minister for Finance and other members. Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said that 161 members participated in the debate on budgetary proposals for 12 days, consuming 39 hours and 37 minutes. Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh also presented the schedule of authorised expenditure 2010-11 and supplementary schedule of authorised expenditure 2009-10 before the National Assembly.